Application deadline:

14 July 2024

What is LATMA


The Latin America Programme on Human Rights and Democratisation (LATMA) offers specialized postgraduate education in the area of human rights and democracy with the participation of scholars from a regional and global network of universities, and experts from international governmental and non-governmental organizations, with a view to contributing to the strengthening of democracy and the rule of law.

Master Details

The Latin America Programme on Human Rights and Democratisation (LATMA) is an intensive master's degree that reflects the indivisible links between human rights, democracy and development.



LATMA is a Master's degree with a regional and interdisciplinary approach, focusing on the challenges facing Latin America and the Caribbean in the area of human rights and democracy and their implications in political, legal, social, economic terms. It aims at strengthening both scientific and professional skills for the protection and promotion of human rights with interdisciplinary perspectives.



LATMA has unique features and offers distinctive opportunities:

  • Fully funded ten month intensive Master’s degree course with regional and interdisciplinary perspectives
  • International faculty including prestigious academics and experts from intergovernmental organisations, non-governmental organisations, and government agencies
  • Methodological support in the research activities leading to the submission of the Master's thesis
  • Participation in the DIAGONALCIEP platform
  • Publication of selected Master's theses
  • Joint activities with the other regional programs of the Global Campus of Human Rights
  • After graduation, membership in the regional Alumni Association EMDHAL